Support Net Takes on Perle Products

In a move that aligns Perle Systems tightly with one of the leading distributors in the AS/400 market, the Toronto-based provider of remote access solutions has entered into a partnership with Support Net Inc. The Indianapolis-based distributor will now provide a number of Perle products to its resellers throughout North America.

As part of the agreement, Support Net will distribute Perle's 594e family of network controllers, Perle Affinity 5250 emulation cards and Perle's 833 family of remote access switches (RAS) and servers. Support Net's AS/400 and remote access solutions providers will now be able to purchase these Perle products directly from Support Net.

"Our partnership with [Support Net] will greatly expand our distribution channels and help us develop our customer base significantly," says Dan Fragen, president of Perle Systems. "Combining our resources allows us to provide an unbeatable offering to Support Net solutions providers, fully addressing their needs for well-supported, comprehensively featured and aggressively price remote connectivity solutions."

Henry Wiegand, VP of product sales for Support Net, says, "We are pleased to broaden our midrange product offerings to our network of resellers with Perle's world-class midrange products. Our partnership with Perle enables us to meet the needs of our reseller partners by providing them with access to the best-in-class network controllers and remote access servers that their customers are demanding."

--L. Greenemeier